East-West Engagement Rings Are Having a Moment (But What Exactly Are They?)
For anyone in the market for an engagement ring that's both timely and timeless, you'll meet your perfect match with an east-west engagement ring. While east-west sparklers aren't exactly new to the scene, they're having a moment right now—especially among to-be-weds looking for something unexpected.
This ring style gets its name from its unique stone setting. The majority of engagement rings you're used to seeing probably include a vertically set center stone. East-west engagement rings feature a diamond or gemstone (or both) that's been flipped 45 degrees to lay horizontally (they're sometimes referred to as horizontal rings). They're a fresh take on familiar ring styles and a beautiful choice for anyone craving something truly one of a kind. (Bonus: These sideways sparklers make the stone appear larger and help elongate your finger!) Here are six pretty ways to style an east-west engagement ring.
Oval Diamond With a Halo
Blue Nile Studio East-West oval halo diamond engagement ring, from $2,990, BlueNile.com
Diamond Nexus East-West classic trillion engagement ring, from $941, DiamondNexus.com
Kwiat Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring, price upon request, Kwiat.com
Emerald-Cut Solitaire Diamond
Mars Fine Jewelry solitaire engagement ring, $655, TheKnot.com
Rose-Cut Pear Diamond
Catbird Teardrop diamond pavé, $4,950, CatbirdNYC.com
Marquise-Cut Diamond With a Halo
Sylvie modern east-west marquise diamond engagement ring, price upon request, SylvieCollection.com
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